Beautiful, seductive and extremely dangerous, Franca Tantardini is one of Italy's most ruthless political extremists. When she is captured in a shoot-out, her fanatical young lover, Giancarlo Battestini, vows to set her free and, with quiet watchfulness, waits for the moment to strike.
In Rome, a British businessman, Geoffrey Harrison, has been taken hostage by a ruthless organised crime syndicate - kidnap is, after all, a growth industry. The British Government are adamant that they will not pay the two-million-dollar ransom and discharge responsibility to the Italian police. As political wrangling takes hold, Battestini sees a weakness and realises that the only way to secure the release of his beloved Franca is to capture Harrison and bargain his life for hers.
The authorities are confronted with a terrible choice. Should they release a woman who has masterminded the murder of so many or let an innocent man die?
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A wholly riveting read ( Daily Express)
The best suspense novel I've read this year ( Daily Mail)
His best thriller yet: taut, suspenseful, eminently topical' ( Sunday Indpendent)
Not only is the story top class, for a relative outsider Seymour shows a remarkable insight into the minds of the young anarchists ( Sunday Tribune)
A thrilling classic from a master of the genre.
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006168140